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nothing to c/tom at. >> so this is the pitch. >> mike: meet the brothers smith, nate, ben, and tom. and if the smith brothers has a certain ring to it, well, it's because they are related to those other ones of ahem cough drop and elixir fame. but what these smith brothers are known for are video games. cordy, cordy sky and sleepy jack, three of the most popular game apps in the digital universe. millions, multimillions of downloads across all platforms. >> mobile phones, tablets, p.c., television, set top boxes and trying to have kind of fluid experiences across all those different types of streams. >> mike: the ability to go from here to there -- >> yup. >> mike: to there -- >> to the t.v. >> mike: is a huge deal. >> yes. yeah. and that's the thing i think we're ahead of the curve there in terms of our designs working that way. >> mike: they are the principals in eight-year-old silvertree media. a couple dozen folks in a downtown historic palo alto, california, building. they are virtual world creators and storytellers. when you consider there are hundreds of millions of devices
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going to go follow ben kenobi to sort of pursue a lifetime in the force, to become a jedi. he makes that choice in the first third of the movie. >> you must learn the ways of the force, if you are to come with me to alderaan. >> alderaan? i'm not going to alderaan, i've got to get home, it's late, i'm in for it as it is! >> i need your help luke. >> the second movie, luke makes the big choice that he's going to abandon his training and go try to rescue his friends, exactly dead in the middle. >> luke. you must complete the training. >> i can't keep the vision out of my head, they're my friends i've got to help them. >> you must not go. >> but han and leia will die if i don't. >> the third movie, he makes the choice that he's not going to kill his father, the choice that the three movies have been leading up to. and he makes it at the end. and there's this beautiful progressive symmetry, first third, half, final third. and the movies work elegantly. and these are the kind of hidden structures that allow dramas like these to hang together, even if someone doesn't recognize them happening.